Paul Ryan lays out immigration plan

Rep. Paul Ryan is seeking to become a key player in the House effort to reform the immigration system. In Racine, WI, he laid out his plan that would include a "legalization" process for the 11 million illegal aliens currently in the US. JS Online: "Tentatively, October, we're going to vote on these bills," Ryan said. "We're going to vote on a border security bill, we're going to vote on an interior enforcement bill, like the workplace verification and the visa tracking. We're going to vote on a legal immigration bill for visas, for agricultural workers, for skilled workers." Ryan also said, "We're going to vote on a bill to legalize people who are undocumented." Under such a plan, those who are here illegally would have to wait a minimum of 15 years to gain citizenship, two years longer than the Senate version of immigration reform. But they would be eligible to receive a "probationary visa" Ryan said. "We want to give people an ability to come out of the shadows and get...(Read Full Post)